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Offbeat Trump Tells Macron the U.S. Will Withdraw From Iran Nuclear Deal

19:06  08 may  2018
19:06  08 may  2018 Source:   nytimes.com

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's oft-told tale of US payout to Iran

  AP FACT CHECK: Trump's oft-told tale of US payout to Iran President Donald Trump likes to tell a story about the U.S. paying out billions of dollars to Iran as part of the multinational deal freezing its nuclear program and easing sanctions against it. What he doesn't say is that most of that money was Iran's to begin with. The rest relates to an old debt the U.S. had with Iran.The numbers and some details change in his retelling — dating back to the 2016 campaign — but his bottom line is always the same: The Obama administration was hoodwinked into giving Iran all that money, some of it in a huge and hidden bundle of cash.

The Iran deal was a pivotal point throughout his campaign that tapped into a lot of racial acrimony and was fairly congruent with Israel foreign policy. Seems like Trump wasted an opportunity to have both of the sort of "cartoonishly villianous" regimes against America denuclearized during his term.

WASHINGTON — President Trump told President Emmanuel Macron of France on Tuesday morning that he plans to announce the withdrawal of the United States from the Iran nuclear deal , according to a person briefed on the conversation. Mr. Trump ’ s decision unravels the signature foreign policy

Donald Trump wearing a suit and tie standing in a room: President Trump’s aides had persuaded him in the past to not withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal. © Tom Brenner/The New York Times President Trump’s aides had persuaded him in the past to not withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal.

WASHINGTON — President Trump told President Emmanuel Macron of France on Tuesday morning that he plans to announce the withdrawal of the United States from the Iran nuclear deal, according to a person briefed on the conversation.

Mr. Trump’s decision unravels the signature foreign policy achievement of his predecessor, Barack Obama, isolating the United States among its allies and leaving it at even greater odds with its adversaries in dealing with the Iranians.

The United States is preparing to reinstate all sanctions it had waived as part of the nuclear accord — and impose additional economic penalties as well, the person said.

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President Trump said pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal sends a message that “the United States “We do not want to let Iran use the U . S . financial markets and financial system and transact in in Europe to tell them that Mr. Trump was planning to withdraw from the deal , but that he was trying to win President Emmanuel Macron of France, whom the president welcomed with a state dinner two

President Trump told President Emmanuel Macron of France on Tuesday morning that he plans to announce the withdrawal of the United States from the Iran nuclear deal , according to a person briefed on the conversation. The United States is preparing to reinstate all sanctions it had waived as

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A second person familiar with negotiations to keep the 2015 accord in place said the talks collapsed over Mr. Trump’s insistence that sharp limits be kept on Iran’s nuclear fuel production after 2030. The deal currently lifts those limits.

Mr. Trump is planning to formally announce his decision at 2 p.m. EDT on Tuesday at the White House.

Mr. Trump’s decision, while long anticipated and widely telegraphed, plunges America’s relations with European allies into deep uncertainty. They have committed to staying in the deal, raising the prospect of a diplomatic and economic clash as the United States reimposes stringent sanctions on Iran.

It also raises the prospect of increased tensions with Russia and China, which also are parties to the agreement.

The decision fulfills one of Mr. Trump’s oft-repeated campaign promises, and came despite intense personal lobbying by European leaders and frantic attempts to craft fixes to the deal that would satisfy him.

The president’s own aides had persuaded him twice last year not to take this step.

But Mr. Trump made clear that his patience with the deal had worn thin, and with a new, more hawkish set of advisers — led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and the national security adviser, John R. Bolton — Mr. Trump faced less internal resistance this time.

Trump touts withdrawal from Iran nuke deal; Europe tries to preserve it .
Iran talks about re-starting uranium enrichment programs in light of Trump's withdrawal decision."We have terminated a terrible, terrible deal that should have never, ever been made," Trump said before a Cabinet meeting at the White House. "And we will be putting on among the strongest sanctions that we’ve ever put on a country.

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